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With its fantastic connectivity, skilled workforce, competitively priced land and a forward thinking Council, there is little wonder that Doncaster is already home to many large international businesses and organisations.
Polypipe International, the UK’s leading manufacturer of plastic pipes and fittings certainly ranks as Doncaster’s most profitable company. Founded in 1980 in Doncaster, the company have continued to grow and open up exciting new markets ever since. With over 20,000 product lines, a fleet of over 400 vehicles and a workforce of almost 3,000 people, it doesn’t just stop here in Doncaster. In addition, they have a further 7 UK facilities and international bases in Italy, France, Dubai and Qatar.
Trackwork are another one of Doncaster’s most successful and well- known companies. Over the last 40 years their continuous development boasts a wide range of rail construction and maintenance, track material supply and disposal, rail plant and labour hire and signalling and training services for the UK’s rail infrastructure. With 37 acres of warehousing and storage on site they are established as a principal contractor for Network Rail and the leading recycler of treated wood waste.
DFS (formerly Northern Upholstery) have been producing handmade furniture since 1969. Manufacturing of sofas began from a rented room above a snooker hall in Carcroft, Doncaster with the retail offer being downstairs. It was in 1983 that the assets of DFS Furniture Ltd were bought and the name changed to DFS. Head Office remains in Doncaster with DFS now being the clear UK market leading retailer of upholstered furniture with a portfolio of over 110 stores and a comprehensive online offering.
These are just a small sample of Doncaster’s largest employers, we have many more that are just as successful and it is clear for everyone to see that Doncaster is the place to be to grow your business…
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